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Photo courtesy of FLIR Systems.

FLIR Introduces Bi-Ocular Hand-held Thermal Imager

February 5, 2011
The BHS-Series Bi-Ocular features a full-coverage eyepiece, inter-ocular adjustment, ergonomic comfort, and FLIR's high-resolution thermal cores. It's ideal for missions requiring longer standoff distances.

Feds Ask for Next-Gen Border Surveillance Technology

February 3, 2011
The new border technology strategy is divided into three solution areas — agent-centric solutions, mobile-sensor solutions and fixed sensor solutions. These solutions should be able to determine if the moving object is a human, animal, vehicle or something else.

Raytheon and UCLA To Establish Center for Public Safety Network Systems

February 3, 2011
The mission of the UCLA-ITA Public Safety Network Systems Center is to bring together academia, industry and public safety agencies to provide technical leadership, a collaborative forum for research, and to establish standards for public safety networks.
The Cougar20-H mini-robot system can detect motion and probe for a person's breathing. Photo courtesy of Tia Linx.

TiaLinx's Cougar20-H Mini-Robot Probes for Human Breathing

February 3, 2011
The Cougar20-H mini-robot system is capable of motion detection as well as probing for a person's breathing in a compound while being remotely controlled from long standoff distances.

LAPD Clears DNA Evidence Backlog

February 2, 2011
Information provided in the kits from the original backlog has resulted in 521 matches in a national database of known offenders. There also have been 41 "case-to-case hits," some of which found serial offenders or an unknown suspect who has committed other crimes.
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Traffic Fatalities Drop In Cities With Red-Light Cameras

February 1, 2011
Researchers found that in the 14 cities that had cameras from 2004 to '08, the combined per capita rate of fatal red light running crashes fell 35 percent, compared with 1992-96. The rate also fell in the 48 cities without camera programs by 14 percent.

FCC Picks LTE for Public Safety Network

January 26, 2011
The announcement was cautiously applauded by law enforcement supporters of a national broadband network that would replace the web of disparate radio frequencies that often thwart communication between police, fire and EMS during incident response.

EHS Changes Name to VIDMIC, Names New CEO

January 25, 2011
VIDMIC, a global provider of officer-worn video, radio accessories, and digital file management software, today announced the appointment of board member Todd Haynes as CEO. The company also changed its name from EHS (Earhugger Safety) to VIDMIC Inc.

Digital Ally Adds Mapping Feature to VideoManager Analytics

January 25, 2011
Digital Ally's VideoManager software will now include a mapping feature that allows users to utilize an overhead map to view routes traversed in videos along with the location of "marked" events. This feature gives officers an interface for pinpointing the location of where recorded video was created.

Washington County Agencies Buy Spillman Software for Data Sharing

January 25, 2011
Public safety agencies in Yakima County, Wash., have adopted new software from Spillman Technologies, allowing them to share data and fight crime across jurisdictional boundaries.
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